Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Obama and Education

Barack Obama often speaks about education, but rarely does he refer back to his four years of experience as the chairman of an educational foundation known as the Chicago Annenburg Challenge Project (CAC) to bolster his credibility. Stanley Kurtz explain why in today's Wall Street Journal.
From 1995 to 1999, he led an education foundation called the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC), and remained on the board until 2001. The group poured more than $100 million into the hands of community organizers and radical education activists.

The CAC was the brainchild of Bill Ayers, a founder of the Weather Underground in the 1960s. Among other feats, Mr. Ayers and his cohorts bombed the Pentagon, and he has never expressed regret for his actions. Barack Obama's first run for the Illinois State Senate was launched at a 1995 gathering at Mr. Ayers's home.
With the details and associations clearly layed out, it is obvious why Obama is attempting to silence Kurtz rather than rebut the charges.

Kurtz isn't the only one being harrassed for saying what he thinks about Obama, a fifth grader was suspended this week when he wore a homemade t-shirt to school that said, "Obama...A terrorists best friend." The comment from the boy's father, a proud conservative, was priceless,
"It's the public school system, let's be honest, it's full of liberal loons."
No kidding. If the young lad ever makes it to Harvard he's likely to find just as many liberal loons there. Commentary Magazine contributor, Jacob Benson, wrote about his first American history class at Harvard. The class was supposed to be on the American Revolution, but the professor managed to turn it into an Obama commercial.

All of this lunacy reminds me why we homeschool and won't go to Harvard. In our school, we allow our children to express all the anti-Obama sentiment they wish and you'll never find the teacher lecturing positively on Obama while discussing the American Revolution.

You can learn more about homeschooling at this week's Homeschool Carnival, hosted by A Pondering Heart.

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